About Bret

The Worlds Leading Glute Expert. Your Coach.

Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS,*D is a teacher, innovator, personal trainer, bestselling author, lifter, and researcher.

"My name is Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS, and personal trainer for over 2 decades. Many people consider me to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training, however I’m actually well-versed in most things sports science-related.

I've written over 500+ articles and blog posts on various topics in the field of strength and conditioning. 

I am the creator of the Booty by Bret program. The workouts in this program are the exact workouts used in the Glute Lab by members of my Glute Squad and are highly effective in maximizing aesthetics, body composition, strength, and athletic goals." - Bret Contreras

Best known for his glute-training methods, Bret has established himself as the world’s leading expert in gluteal muscle functioning and development, strength training, and program design.

In addition to developing a comprehensive glute-training system, Bret invented the barbell hip thrust, which is the most effective way to increase the strength and size of the glutes, as well as the Hip Thruster, a versatile piece of equipment used to perform the hip thrust.

As a personal trainer with over twenty years of experience, he’s worked with a variety of clients from all over the world, ranging from sedentary people to figure competitors and elite athletes.